Spurs' Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid 'very soon'

Villas-Boas confirmed Bale was on the brink of joining Spanish giants Real. Bale did not feature in Wales' goalless friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff earlier this month.

updated: August 28, 2013 19:29 IST
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London: ??Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas appeared resigned Wednesday to seeing star forward Gareth Bale leave for Real Madrid for a proposed world record transfer fee.

But Villas-Boas said Spurs would still consider fining Bale after the Wales forward did not turn up at the north London club's training ground on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

"He is involved in a big transfer move to Real Madrid and in the end if it happens, we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn't turned up is not the correct behaviour...," Villas-Boas said at a news conference

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